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A Guide to Aquatic Centers

A Guide to Aquatic Centers

In this annual closeup look at aquatic facilities, we dive in to the latest design and programming trends. We also take a look at the most recent updates to regulations that govern the operations of aquatic facilities, including ADA guidelines and the Virginia Graeme Baker Act.

An Alphabetical Stroll Through the Latest Trends

Wellness Programming for Aquatic Facilities

What Aquatic Facility Managers Need to Know About ADA, VGB and More

Bring On the Action!: Easy Steps to Introduce Action Sports to Your Community

Bring On the Action!

Easy Steps to Introduce Action Sports to Your Community

Action sports—from skateboarding to BMX-biking and more—have been increasingly adopted across the country. Building a park to accommodate action sports athletes is a smart move.

Greener Grass Awaits: Environmental & Fiscal Responsibility Team Up in Synthetic Turf

Greener Grass Awaits

Environmental & Fiscal Responsibility Team Up in Synthetic Turf

Synthetic turf fields have seen a rise in popularity over the past decade. At the same time, synthetic turf fields are beginning to need replacing. Growing environmental awareness and fiscal responsibility combine to make recycling a smart option.

Operations & Maintenance: Fitness Facilities: Formula for Fitness Facilities

Operations & Maintenance: Fitness Facilities

Formula for Fitness Facilities

Careful design and proper ongoing practices are key to ensure your fitness facility is in top condition.

Table of contents for FEBRUARY 2012 issue of Recreation Management Magazine


Recreation Careers

Drilling Down

In the issue, our expert columnist takes a look at streamlining the path to a graduate assistantship in recreation. In this Web-exclusive companion to that story, we provide an overview of the skills required to move ahead in such a career.

Memories & Dreams

A Playground Comes to Tucson

A little more than a year has passed since Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was critically injured by a gunshot wound to the head. Also in attendance at the meeting with constituents was 9-year-old Christina Taylor-Green, who was shot and killed as she stood in line to meet Giffords. Now, Tucson children have a new place to play, and to honor Christina.

Table of contents for FEBRUARY 2012 issue of Recreation Management Magazine


Recreation Careers

Shortcut: Defining a Standard for Graduate Assistants

Graduate assistantships offer one step toward a career in recreation and sport. Here, our experts present a persuasive argument for more standardization to help students get ahead.


A Seasoned Approach to Playground Safety
Keeping Kids Safe in Every Season

Loose-fill surfacing, especially wood mulch, is very popular, largely due to its lower initial cost. But if you're employing such a solution at your playground, you need to be aware of the impact winter's deep freeze can have on safety.

Table of contents for FEBRUARY 2012 issue of Recreation Management Magazine


Senior Recreation Center

Creative Outlets
West Flamingo Center for Active Adults in Las Vegas

Searching for a way to bring color to the lives of seniors in this facility, one clever program director turned to a creative solution.

Sports Facility

Top Training
Total Athlete Indoor Training Center in Triadelphia, West Virginia

A unique building solution allows this facility to offer sports training year-round.

Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool
Pilot Rock - Summer Planning Starts Now. - Learn More
National Recreation Systems - Trusted Manufacturer of Quality Aluminum Bleachers, Benches and Picnic tables for over 25 years
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
Connect-a-Dock - Floating Dock Kayak Launch
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
SuitMate - 95% less water in 8 seconds